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Saturday October 6, 2012

NEW YORK -- Is this "Idol" threat an idle threat?

Mariah Carey told Bar bara Walters her fellow "Am erican Idol" judge Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot her, Walters reported on ABC’s "The View" Thurs day morning.

Consulting her notes, Walters recounted a phone conversation with Carey just before the ABC talk show went on the air, with new details of Tuesday’s blowup between Carey and Minaj that was partly captured on video made public on the TMZ website.

Walters said Carey told her that "when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the (ad jec t ive unspoken by Walt ers) bitch.’ "

After a meeting on Wed nesday attended by the pair, Minaj said to Carey, "I love you, but we might fight again," according to Wal ters. "Mariah responded, ‘No, we will not.’ "

Walters said Carey told her that the singer had hired extra security.

Walters issued an invitation to Minaj, a past guest of "The View," asking her to return to the show to give her side of the story. But Minaj wasted no time re sponding with a string of Twitter postings.

One read: "Hey yAll. Lets just say nicki said smthn about a gun. Ppl will believe it cuz she’s a black rapper. Lmao. I’ll then hit up Bar bara n milk it"

She continued: "Ironically no camera or mic heard the gun comment tho. Lol (at) the struggle. Not even the producers believed u. Say no to violence barbz."

-- Associated Press